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Blaze bares market for illegal space

Toilets have become storerooms and passageways are extensions of shops. Even the gap between two buildings hasn't been spared. In a marketplace where space spells cash, every available inch finds a buyer.
Subhajoy Roy and Pranab Mondal Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Metro restart signal with speed-up plea

The Majerhat section of the Joka-Esplanade Metro project will be allowed to resume now that the investigation into the bridge collapse is over, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday while batting for new Metro lines as Calcutta's transport salvation.
Our Bureau Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

CM spells out bridge plan

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday outlined how the fallen Majerhat bridge would be rebuilt, saying her government and the railways would work in tandem throughout to ease the traffic congestion in that part of the city.
Our Bureau Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

How Bagree's bane became 'a way of life'

Mamata Banerjee iterated on Tuesday that the fire at Bagree Market would not have spread to the upper floors had the traders who operate from there not gobbled up every inch of space inside and indiscriminately stocked inflammable materials.
Sambit Saha, Kinsuk Basu and Debraj Mitra Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Trio named in case

Calcutta police have started a case against Radha Bagree and Varun Raj Bagree, the two directors of Bagree Estate Pvt Ltd, along with their chief executive officer Krishna Kumar Kothari.
Our Special Correspondent Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Traffic rejig at Park Circus

Majority of the AJC Bose Road-bound vehicles will be diverted from Syed Amir Ali Avenue, down Karaya Road, to avoid snarls at the Park Circus seven-point crossing ahead of Puja.
Our Special Correspondent Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Parents block Jadavpur road

Parents of primary section students of Jadavpur Vidyapith School blocked Raja Subodh Mullick Road on Tuesday over admission to the senior section.
Our Special Correspondent Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Career vs hobby: choose both

How do you choose which subject to pursue as a hobby and which one to take up a career - a Class XI student echoed the thoughts of most his age at a discussion on the two on Tuesday.
Jhinuk Mazumdar Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Biker killed on Howrah bridge

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a CRPF vehicle on Howrah bridge on Monday night while another on BT Road when his bike rammed into a vehicle.
Our Special Correspondent Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Rogue autos spark protest

Auto drivers on the Ultadanga-Salt Lake route on Tuesday demanded excess fare and plied on truncated routes triggering a commuter blockade at the Ultadanga crossing for some hours.
A Staff Reporter Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Bridge build bar on rural body

Zilla parishads in Bengal will not build any bridge longer than 50 metres as they lack the infrastructure and expertise to erect and maintain such structures, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.
Our Special Correspondent Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

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